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Politics, attorney general style…
By MARK WAITE PVT Republican attorney general candidate Travis Barrick began his forum with incumbent Democrat Catherine Cortez-Masto at the Nevada Press Association convention Saturday with an unusually dry, humorous remark. “It would be fair to say at some level that I am a knuckle-dragging troglodyte. It means I have a constituency and in addition[...]
State bar board reprimands Braintree lawyer
The state Board of Bar Overseers has issued a public reprimand to a lawyer with a Braintree practice. Barrando Butler, who has an office on Pearl Street, was accused of commingling personal and client funds in the same account and failing to keep accurate financial records. Butler, who did not contest the allegation, which involved money from a client for the purchase of a condominium in 2008 ...
Arizona attorney-general candidate Felecia Rotellini wants apology from Tom Horne
Attorney-general candidate Felecia Rotellini on Tuesday demanded that her opponent apologize for claiming she has never been to trial, a request he promptly rejected.
Lawyer representing Ken Kratz: Women complaining about Calumet County district attorney want money
MADISON The attorney for a Wisconsin prosecutor accused of abusing his power to seek relationships says women who have come forward since the first allegations were reported are driven by financial opportunity.
Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratzs new accusers in it for the money, his attorney says
The attorney for a Northeastern Wisconsin prosecutor accused of abusing his power to seek relationships says women who have come forward since the first allegations were reported are driven by financial opportunity.
District attorney asked to look at Bridgewater sign investigation
Bridgewater's police chief has asked the district attorney to review the department’s internal investigation of accusations an off-duty police officer dumped allegedly stolen campaign signs at the transfer station, the town manager said.
ADULT ADS: Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is asking Backpage.com to do away with its adult services section
First it was Craigslist. Now, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is taking aim at another website to remove its adult services section.
Bishop Long’s Attorney Floats Motive for Abuse Claims
*An attorney for Bishop Eddie Long is suggesting a possible motive for allegations brought by two men who claim the pastor coerced them into a sexual relationship. Craig Gillen, who represents Long, says the lawsuit may be rooted in a break-in at Long’s office in June. B.J. Bernstein, an attorney representing the plaintiffs – now [...]
Mel Gibson - Grigorievas Lawyer Denies She Made Money From Gibson Tapes
A lawyer representing MEL GIBSON's ex-girlfriend OKSANA GRIGORIEVA has appeared on U.S. TV to publicly deny allegations the singer made money from selling damaging tape...
ATTORNEY GENERAL: Dean releases three-part plan
Republican attorney general candidate Martha Dean has released her Commitment to Connecticut, a three-part plan to refocus the attorney general’s office on its core mission of common sense legal representation for the state of Connecticut.
Attorney: Shooting Was Self-Defense
An attorney for a one-time University of Louisville baseball player says his client shot and killed former Cardinal football player Daniel Covington in self-defense.
Grigorieva's lawyer denies she made money from Gibson tapes
A lawyer representing Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva has appeared on U.S. TV to publicly deny allegations the singer made money from selling damaging tape recordings of her arguments with the actor.
Attorney for HHS student says client is innocent
The attorney for a Hendersonville High School athlete recently indicted on three felonies stemming from a June drive-by shooting said his client is innocent.
Lawyer: Stop Making Oksana the Villian!
Mel Gibson "terrorized" her, says an attorney; she never did anything wrong
Lawyer: Stop Making Oksana the Villain!
"She's a domestic violence victim, she was beaten, she was terrorized, and yet all the media seems to focus on is whether she extorted Mel Gibson, when in fact it's just the opposite," lawyer Daniel Horowitz said on the Today show Wednesday.
Charlie Crist taps Tampa lawyer Julie Brown for PSC
Gov. Charlie Crist appointed Tampa lawyer Julie Brown, a member of the city of Tampa's Architectural Review Commission, to the Public Service Commission on Tuesday. The appointment is subject to Florida Senate confirmation. Brown, 35, is an associate legal counsel for First American Corp. and owner of J.T. Swann Realty Inc. She served two years as an assistant attorney for the city of Tampa ...
Attorney general debate scrubbed, Bondi won’t appear
Organizers canceled an Oct. 5 debate at the University of Florida between attorney general candidates Dan Gelber and Pam Bondi because Bondi won't appear. GOP hopeful Bondi, a former prosecutor from Tampa who's never run for office before, has a "scheduling conflict" preventing her from participating in the debate hosted by ...
Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz wants to return to job after therapy, his attorney says
Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz wants to return to office after undergoing in-patient therapy, but the embattled prosecutors attorney acknowledged today that Kratzs ability to do his job is compromised.
Attorney general opposes AT&T layoffs
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday protested to the state Department of Public Utility Control, asking the panel to reject AT&T’s plan to lay off 151 workers in the state.
APNewsBreak: Lenders, Perelman bid on newspapers
A company lawyer says creditors and philanthropist Raymond Perelman have submitted bids by the noon deadline for the bankruptcy sale of Philadelphia's two largest newspapers.
Attorney: Atlanta pastor groomed young men for sex
Allegations that a prominent Atlanta pastor coerced two young male church members and employees into sex are "a case of retaliation and a shakedown for money by men with some serious credibility issues," the pastor's spokesman told CNN on Wednesday.
Attorney for Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz says prosecutor wants to return to job after therapy
The attorney for embattled Calumet County Dist. Atty. Ken Kratz said today the prosecutor wants to return to office after undergoing in-patient therapy, but acknowledged Kratzs ability to do his job is compromised.
Pa. attorney disbarred following convictions
A prominent eastern Pennsylvania attorney has been disbarred after being convicted of tax evasion and money laundering.
Company Lawyer: Creditors, Philanthropist Bid on Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News
Company lawyer: creditors, philanthropist bid on Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News Philadelphia Inquirer - Newspaper - Daily News - Bankruptcy - Philadelphia Daily News
Kratz's attorney says women are driven by financial opportunity
The attorney for prosecutor Ken Kratz, who has been accused of abusing his power to seek relationships, says women who have come forward since the first allegations were reported are "driven by financial opportunity."
Sherman Oaks Attorney Sentenced in Witness Tampering Case
A Sherman Oaks attorney has been sentenced pursuant to his no contest plea to a felony count of attempted witness tampering, the District Attorney’s Office said.
McCourt divorce: Grilling of Boston lawyer continues
An attorney for Jamie McCourt continued Wednesday to skewer the beleaguered Boston lawyer who drafted a marital property agreement at the heart of Jamie and Frank McCourt's divorce trial. The McCourts' divorce trial is being held in Los Angeles Superior...
Reinstate nurse, US lawyer urges
A US lawyer urged a federal judge on Wednesday to reinstate a decorated flight nurse discharged from the Air Force Reserve for being a lesbian.
Denver Lawyer Sues Arapahoe County Sheriff
A Denver lawyer who says she was the victim of police brutality has filed a lawsuit against the Arapahoe County sheriff and three deputies.
G20 law review too narrow: lawyer
Toronto lawyer Clayton Ruby says the review of the Public Works Protection Act that governed police powers during the G20 summit is too narrow.
Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz wants to return to job after therapy, his attorney says
Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz wants to return to office after undergoing in-patient therapy, but the embattled prosecutors attorney acknowledged today that Kratzs ability to do his job is compromised.
Embattled lawyer for Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and wife Jamie McCourt retakes stand in divorce trial
Upon further reflection, embattled McCourt post-nup lawyer admits ethical breach.
O.C. lawyer disbarred over home loan cases
An Orange County lawyer who handled dozens of foreclosure cases has admitted “extensive misconduct” that will result in his being disbarred, the State Bar of California announced today. Brian Colombana, who was placed on involuntary inactive...
Michael Best attorney to speak at Bioenergy International Canada Expo and Conference
Michael Best attorney Porter Martin will speak at the Bioenergy International Canada Expo and Conference held September 28-29, 2010 in Calgary, Alberta. This conference will examine new developments in the biofuels industry, discuss new governmental policy and tax incentives, share emerging technology and new feedstock options as well as advance our presence and position in the European market ...
Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratzs new accusers in it for the money, his attorney says
The attorney for a Northeastern Wisconsin prosecutor accused of abusing his power to seek relationships says women who have come forward since the first allegations were reported are driven by financial opportunity.
Former Sacramento Attorney Could Go Back To Jail
A former Sacramento attorney could be headed back to jail after allegations surfaced that he was in possession of animal porn.
Charlie Sheen's Lawyer Slams (and Thanks?!) Blabber-Mouthed Arresting Officer
And now, for the defense… Just when it seemed like Charlie Sheen's reputation couldn't take any more hits, along came former Aspen Police detail Valerie McFarlane, the...
Attorney resumes testimony in McCourt divorce case
An attorney has testified in the divorce case of Jamie and Frank McCourt that he didn't tell the couple he made a change to a postnuptial agreement the day before they signed the document.
Pa. attorney disbarred following convictions
A prominent eastern Pennsylvania attorney has been disbarred after being convicted of tax evasion and money laundering.
Attorney resumes testimony in McCourt divorce case
Associated Press - September 22, 2010 3:34 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - An attorney has testified in the divorce case of Jamie and Frank McCourt that he didn't tell the couple he made a change to a...
Attorney resumes testimony in McCourt divorce case
Associated Press - September 22, 2010 3:34 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - An attorney has testified in the divorce case of Jamie and Frank McCourt that he didn't tell the couple he made a change to a...
Sacto 9-1-1: Lawyer tells jury ex-deputy Vue wasn't responsible for death of wife's lover
Chu Vue's lawyer today blamed the shooting death of state correctional officer Steve Lo two years ago solely on the defendant's two younger brothers, saying of the pair, "I think they like to kill."
Kansas attorney general wants to create a state child predator unit
Kansas Attorney General Steve Six said Wednesday he will ask legislators to create a Child Predator Unit next year. The new CPU will try a comprehensive approach to preventing sexual exploitation of children. The
VIDEO: Former attorney general supports lakefront property owners’ rights
COLUMBUS — Former Ohio Attorney General Betty Montgomery has filed briefs supporting state nature officials and private property owners in their legal fight over ownership of Ohio’s coast.
Kwame Kilpatrick's sister, Ayanna Kilpatrick, not a grand jury probe target, lawyer says
A lawyer representing Ayanna Kilpatrick, the sister of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, said today that his client is not a target in a federal grand jury investigation, presumably probing public corruption.
VIDEO: Former attorney general supports lakefront property owners’ rights
COLUMBUS — Former Ohio Attorney General Betty Montgomery has filed briefs supporting state nature officials and private property owners in their legal fight over ownership of Ohio’s coast.
Attorney: Jamie McCourt pushed for agreement
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An attorney testified Wednesday in the divorce case of Jamie and Frank McCourt that he didn't tell the couple he made what turned out to be a critical change to a postnuptial marital agreement the day before they signed it.
Washington's attorney enters not guilty plea
COLUMBIA — Derrick Washington's defense attorney, Christopher Slusher, stood alone before Boone County Circuit Court Judge Deborah Daniels on Wednesday afternoon. Slusher nodded his head as Daniels verified his request to waive formal arraignment and enter a plea of not guilty on Washington's behalf to a Class C felony charge of deviate sexual assault. Neither Washington nor Boone County ...
Lawyer: Other young men went on trips with pastor
The pastor of a nationally known Atlanta-area megachurch took other young men on trips as part of a mentoring program but stands by his denial of claims that he had sex with three of them, a lawyer for the religious leader...
Washington Personal Injury Lawyer, Jason Epstein, Discusses Misconceptions of What Happens in the Courtroom
Jason Epstein, Washington personal injury and car accident lawyer, recently wrote a piece for his website, http://www.StraightTalkLaw.com, titled Secrets of the Courtroom. The article highlights four common misconceptions of what exactly goes on inside a courtroom during a trial. As a Seattle car accident attorney, Jason often hears many of these misconceptions and ...